Business registration and licences in Vienna are within the competence of Municipal Department 63 - Commerce and Trade - and the Municipal district offices. more
As the third-largest IT centre in Europe, Vienna is also developing its role as a mecca for migrant start-ups and is intensifying international network links, particularly with young entrepreneurs in South-Eastern Europe. more
New top-level domain
The new top-level domain (TLD) .wien guarantees Vienna a prominent place on the internet. Interested persons can register the domain of their choice as of now. more
Services for journalists from abroad
The media spokespersons of the Executive City Councillors support foreign correspondents who live in Vienna and international journalists who visit Vienna with information and research. more
The christmas markets expect their visitors with sweet delights such as Christmas stollen, punch and mulled wine but also exceptional offer in handicrafts. more
If you need a place for your child at municipal kindergarten in the autumn of 2015 you should best register your child now. The official registration period is in November and December to allow for thorough planning and allocation of places. more
Smart research building
A landmark University of Technology (TU) building has been turned into the first smart office tower that feeds more energy into the grid than it consumes. more
In 2015, Vienna University will celebrate the 650th anniversary of its foundation. It one of the oldest universities in the whole of Europe, and the oldest in the German-speaking countries. more
Free WiFi on Mariahilfer Straße
Although the refurbishment of Mariahilfer Straße is still underway, thanks to twelve WiFi hotspots, users can access the internet free of charge for a maximum of eight hours per registration.
Exceptional dance performances
Much to the joy of dance and art performance fans, brut and Tanzquartier are preparing for a new season with a collection of exciting international and Austrian co-productions – as well as a great deal of optimism. more
Vienna History Wiki
The new online platform on the history of Vienna compiles knowledge contributed by the city administration and by the public at large. more
Vienna on foot
A new "information pillar" offers a map of the surroundings. It includes information on (walking) distances to the nearest bus and tram stops, car sharing points and city bike stations.
Vienna Language App
Comprising 5,000 audio files in eight languages, the app translates common phrases in any direction fast and conveniently, and even helps with correct pronunciation. more
Urban Platform "Smart Cities"
Smart, multimodal mobility in cities, giving priority to public transport, cyclists and pedestrians – environment-friendly, sustainable and affordable. more